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gordsgarage
05-23-2011, 07:10 PM
I spend lots of time looking through the posts here and I am consistantly amazed by all the talent and knowledge that is diplayed. I often feel lost as I am just a home hobbiest machinist still in a steep learning phase. I would like to try and contribute something to the group.

This is not a machining project but I figured it may qualify as a posting. I wanted a new lathe stand for my Craftex B2227L lathe. The old factory stand was a bit low and the storage space was terrible. I built this one to incorperate a tool box for all the toolling plus it allows me storage for turning stock. I built everything except for the tool box. If you would like to see more pictures you can view them here http://gordsgarage.wordpress.com/

Thanks! Gord

http://gordsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/moved-in2.jpg
http://gordsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/appendage.jpg
http://gordsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/oem-lathe-stand.jpg

Pherdie
05-23-2011, 08:02 PM
Very nice (and a heck of a lot more stable than what you had)!!

sasquatch
05-23-2011, 08:07 PM
WOW!! Gord a great piece of art, very nice work,, a lot of thought went into your'e project!!!

Re: "Only a hobby machinist",, hey many of us here are just that, we're here to learn, nothing wrong with that!!

Again--- Great fabrication!!

Mcgyver
05-23-2011, 08:20 PM
what a great lathe bench, I like the use of the tool box, good idea

gda
05-23-2011, 08:21 PM
Nice work, Before I saw the in construction photo I thought you just tossed it on a toolbox and put a bed headboard behind it.

Carld
05-23-2011, 08:47 PM
Yep, nice stand and should be strong enough.

gambler
05-23-2011, 10:02 PM
very nice, can't have too much storage.

winchman
05-24-2011, 01:18 AM
That's among the best I've seen. Good work!!

What about that long extension for the tailstock? I've never seen anything like that, and wonder how it's used. Details??

gordsgarage
05-24-2011, 12:08 PM
Thanks guys. The extra storage will be nice.


What about that long extension for the tailstock? I've never seen anything like that, and wonder how it's used. Details??

winchman, the tailstock extension is actually a tapping attachment I had made. I didn't realize it was still installed when I took the picture. The attachment was made from an old 1/2" chuck I had. I machined a rod and threaded it to accept the chuck. I then drilled a long hole through it to allow it to ride on a support shaft that gets chucked into the tailstock. I through a ball bearing down the hole to allow for smooth operation. This way I can get all my tapped holes started straight. I do not use the tool under machine power. Here is a shot of the tool taken apart.

Gord

http://gordsgarage.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/tapping-attachment-dissected-sm-e1306252838785.jpg

RussZHC
05-24-2011, 05:19 PM
Time, I think, for a shameless copy :D

Like the site as well, well organized, good colour choices (easy on my eyes), lots of pictures and interesting projects :cool:

Thanks for posting, Russ

airsmith282
05-24-2011, 06:15 PM
looks good well done

wierdscience
05-24-2011, 07:35 PM
Very nice,much better than the sheetmetal rattle can!